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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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RECENT NEWS:

NiallFest2018 celebrating the work of Niall O’Murchadha (UCC Physics).

http://www.physics.ucc.ie/NiallFest2018/

Niall with Kip Thorne Nobel laureate in Physics

 

Participants enjoying the sunshine in UCC at NiallFest2018

UCC invests in atmospheric monitoring station

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/experts-act-to-monitor-degraded-air-quality-in-cork-city-1.3511748

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cork-air-pollution-monitor-to-take-most-detailed-measurements-yet-471215.html

Physics News

New cost-effective instrument measures molecular dynamics on a picosecond timescale
Posted on July 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Studying the photochemistry, or chemical results of light, has shown that ultraviolet radiation can […]

Researchers work to advance understanding of hydrodynamic instabilities in NIF, astrophysics
Posted on July 17, 2018 at 10:31 am

In a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) "Special Feature" paper published […]

What happens when we heat the atomic lattice of a magnet all of a sudden?
Posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:35 am

Magnets have fascinated humans for several thousand years and enabled the age of digital data […]

Neutrons analyze advanced high-strength steels to improve vehicle safety and efficiency
Posted on July 16, 2018 at 8:50 pm

The demand for lighter, stronger, and more durable materials for use in vehicles has never been […]